Retired Grand Court Judge Alexander Henderson has joined the firm of Dinner Martin Attorneys following his call to the Cayman bar earlier this month.
Justice Henderson’s retirement was announced at the opening of the Grand Court this year by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie, who observed that Justice Henderson “has dealt with every kind of case coming before the court with consummate fairness, skill and efficiency.”
Although local media emphasized his work on scores of criminal cases, a press release from Dinner Martin pointed out that he also presided over “hundreds of contentious matters, including insolvency, breach of contract, directors’ duties, disputes between shareholders, variation of trusts, injunctions, assistance to foreign courts, asset tracing, foreclosure, probate, and judicial review proceedings, among others. During his time on the bench, he wrote the second highest number of reported decisions and added greatly to the Cayman Islands’ body of judicial knowledge.”
Called to the bar in British Columbia, Canada, Mr. Henderson was assistant city prosecutor in Vancouver before going into private practice. Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1992, he began serving as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1995.
He first came to Cayman in 2000 as an acting judge, serving full-time from 2003. He was also Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2001. He received his accreditation as an Arbitrator in 2007.
On joining Dinner Martin, Mr. Henderson said, “This is an innovative and energetic firm which I look forward to working with. Upon returning to the private sector, my desire was to be associated with a talented group of attorneys in a full-service yet boutique setting. Dinner Martin provides that for me.”
Partners David Dinner and Randall Foster Martin said they were honored to welcome an attorney of Mr. Henderson’s caliber and experience to their firm. “Justice Henderson will have an immediate impact on helping us grow our practice, and, as he is a natural teacher, our associates and support staff can only stand to benefit from his wisdom,” Mr. Dinner said.
Dinner Martin is a full service law firm engaged in the practice of law in the Cayman Islands, comprising both civil litigation (with a focus on commercial litigation and personal injury) and traditional solicitor practice areas such as immigration and employment law, business establishment and licensing, trusts, wills, estates and conveyancing.
“Justice Henderson will have an immediate impact on helping us grow our practice, and, as he is a natural teacher, our associates and support staff can only stand to benefit from his wisdom,” DAVID DINNER, managing partner